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AdultSwine malware helps porn ads and scams invade children's apps

Cyber-criminals have been spiking game apps, including several aimed at children, with malware that displays pornographic ads, pushes fake security apps, and registers users for premium services with permission.

Sharing IOT malware rife, botnets now child's play as teen arrest shows

A 13 year old hacker caught trying to build up botnet to hack CCTV cameras demonstrates that attacking IoT devices is literally child's play, thanks to widespread sharing of IoTmalware.

Age verification proving to be difficult for government to legislate

The Digital Economy Bill, which was making its way through Parliament yesterday, contains provisions for age verification but does it go far enough and how will it work?

Let's keep Pokémon Go safety fears in perspective

Every new technology, especially if it's aimed at children, has been met with consternation by those who don't yet understand it, and Pokémon Go is proving to be no exception.

Parents don't see children at risk from online marketing, study says

Across Europe, children do not receive an equal level of protection from the adverse effects of online marketing due to different marketing regulations to children between countries and parents' different models of oversight of their kids' online activities.

uKnowKids database error exposed info on 1700 children

A security researcher was accused of unethical hacking after reporting a database that exposed information on 1,700 kids.

ESET surveys reveal ages of unsupervised children surfing the web

British parents allow their children to surf the web unsupervised years prior to the children gaining their trust to be given their own set of house keys. Meanwhile in Russia, almost none of the children have their own mobile gadgets or are allowed to do anything in cyber-space without supervision until they are five years old.

Hello Kitty, goodbye data: 3.3 million children put at risk online

Yet again, the personally identifiable details of millions of children have been stolen leading some experts to question how well they were secured and others to ask, should children even be allowed to use the internet?

Yet more VTech vulnerabilites exposed

The security consultancy Pen Test Partners has found major security vulnerabilities in VTech devices, only adding to the bill of mistakes that the toy company has made over the past weeks.

VTech reveals breadth and depth of data attack

Children's toy company VTech has released more information on its recent breach which left millions of adults and children's personal information in the hands of cyber-criminals.

Nothing's sacred: VTech hackers stole kids photos and chat histories

As reported yesterday, the VTech hackers purportedly made off with millions of pieces of customer information and have now been revealed to have stolen photos and private chat histories too.

Millions of details stolen in toy company breach.

A massive breach has hit kid's toy company, Vtech, and the details of millions of parents, and children, have been stolen.

13 year olds "more tech-savvy" than their parents, says new report

A new report from Kaspersky labs says that teens are more handy with technology but not prepared to defend themselves from online threats

Kids - the weakest link in computer security says Kaspersky Lab and B2B International

Children are the weakest link in internet security with one in five parents losing money or information due to their children according to new research